Story & photo – Joseph Boyle Oh boy! More Books. That’s right, a person just can’t own enough books. I love books. These books are easy to buy for tiny money, too. FRIENDS of Lakewood Library host the Fall Used Book Sale.
By David Anderson, Tillicum As there are two rails that make a train track, and a two-way street that provides directional choices, so listening and responding would appear to be integral to good communication. Not in Lakewood.
By David Anderson, Tillicum No, it didn’t happen. But it could. Camp Murray wants a new gate accessed through the residential streets of Tillicum. But Camp Murray is the crucial emergency life-line to the entire State of Washington serving as the home of the Emergency Operations Center. With the news out of the Pentagon September […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle I went on a fun road trip this weekend to North Bend, Washington and while doing so, discovered the above pictured North Bend Police Department Entrapment location on the walkway next to Starbucks. If you dare sit on the bench, which looks very inviting to a weary shopper, you […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum The Washington Military Department’s “explanation” for moving its gate is absent without leave. With two years and as many attempts to offer something substantive in its supposed authoritative and persuasive document – aka the Environmental Assessment (EA) – Camp Murray provides 268 pages of regurgitated justification for the same singular “Preferred Option”.
Photos & Story – Joseph Boyle One morning recently, I gazed out our kitchen window into my wife’s herb garden. I spotted this large, strange looking plant. I knew it could not be marijuana, because my wife and I do not smoke weed. When I got closer, I could not believe my eyes. The plant […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum Just so you know I’m not always defending our community against all enemies foreign and domestic, I also write for fun. This is one of those. The sights, sounds and smell of the Puyallup Fair are, as they say, “worth the price of admission.” There was a young trapeze artist spinning […]
Photos and Story – Joseph Boyle Last March I had fun sharing a story and photo about my Uncle Melvin’s bicycle titled, Frozen in Time. Click the link to see the first story. Several of my readers asked me to submit a second photo, which we are calling, The Hope of Springtime.
Photos and Story by Joe Boyle Boy, oh boy, do I have some good news! In this shrinking economy with all the bad news and negative press, one of my favorite companies, Starbucks, has expanded their business by opening another convenient Lakewood area location.
Story & Photo – Joseph Boyle On Saturday, I met my pal, Jim, and we headed south on our Harley motorcycles to Matthews Memory Lane Motors in Portland, Oregon. You should have seen me riding my iron horse with my hair blowing in the wind. Oh, that last line was a bit of wishful hallucinating. […]
Story & Photos – Joseph Boyle This coming September 11, 2011 we will observe the 10th anniversary of the New York City Twin Tower tragedy. While the tragedy epicenter was in New York City, the terrorist shock waves reached out and found each and every one of us, no matter where we were on that […]
By David Anderson, Tillicum The Washington Military Department’s $4.7 M plan to move its main gate the distance of a couple football fields will mean vehicles traveling to and from Camp Murray will save 40 seconds in travel time over leaving the gate where it is. Click here to read more. And that’s a steal.